Cassie Duncan

About Cassie Duncan

Cassie Duncan is the co-founder of Sustainable Table, a not-for-profit that empowers people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system that is fair, humane, healthy and good for the environment.

So you know: reduce food waste by knowing the difference between ‘Best before’ and ‘Use by’ Dates

By | October 16th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Packaged food is labelled with two kinds of date marks – ‘best before’ and ‘use by’dates – and both have different connotations. In reality though, many of us don’t differentiate between the two and this means that perfectly good food ends up in the bin. ST intern Lydia Blocksidge explores what the date marks on [...]

Give a Fork! #wastefree recipe: Cecconi’s Orange Peel Muffins

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: recipes|

To celebrate the launch of our 2014 Give a Fork! campaign, focussed on food and packaging waste, Italian masterchefs Cecconi's share their recipe for Orange Peel Muffins and show us that #wastefree eating is not only achievable but hot diggity darn delicious! You're welcome. Why would you want to use bits of food you'd normally [...]

Why are some people drinking bath milk?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

There are people all over this country buying bottles of ‘bath milk’ and then... hold onto your tea cup... drinking it. Of course, ‘bath milk’ is simply raw, unpasteurised milk. It’s sold under the guise of bath milk because it’s illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption. Basically, it’s the white moonshine of the [...]

Blessed Milk – the Flavour Crusader on real milk and fair prices

By | July 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

Put your white coffee down for a second and take a look through our new illustrated Dairy Diaries section. We've trawled the literature, spoken to experts and visited dairy farms to bring you an update of Australian dairy; what the ethical and environmental implications of dairy farming are and what each of us can do [...]

How to host a waste free meal #30dayswastefree

By | May 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Liz from Ecostore hosts an Easter lunch for her friends and learns a thing or two about reducing waste... (if you missed her other blog posts, see here and here). It was a last minute thing but I decided to put on a waste free Easter lunch for some close friends this year. I didn’t [...]

A Quick Easter Guide to Good Chocolate PLUS a few fun choccie recipes

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

image via here. Easter - the season of chocolate egg consumption - is only two weeks away. Soon, children all over the country will be excitedly stomping on lovingly raised daisy beds to get their hands on the Easter Bunny's sweet givings. Yet while Easter brings chocolaty smiles to the faces of our [...]

4 ways you can choose more sustainable fish species

By | September 26th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating|

Give a Fork! Week is upon us and Aussies all around the country are sitting down to a Give a Fork! sustainable seafood meal (check out our mini e-cookbook here or sign up to become a host and get your free amazeballs host pack here), but what of those everyday dietary moments beyond Give a [...]

5 seafood tips that’ll make your day plus a free e-Cookbook!

By | September 17th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

The world of sustainable seafood is a mumbly jumbly one of confusing stats and contradictory advice and it leaves most people perplexed at the fishmonger. “Which fish is ‘good’, and what the hell do I do with half a kilo of sardines?” Stress not, we’re here to help. This year we've launched our first ever [...]

Sustainable Seafood Eats: Luscious Leatherjacket Curry

By | August 22nd, 2013|Categories: recipes|

Lovely Luscious Leatherjacket Standard names: Leatherjacket, Reef leatherjacket, Ocean jacket Leatherjackets are a delicious and sustainable seafood option, rated as a good choice on the AMCS seafood app and rated highly by GoodFishBadFish. Leatherjackets have firm white flesh that stays nice and moist. The meat holds its shape when diced and used in curries or [...]